Dolce reaches new heights

By Chris Dziadul | May 8, 2009

The number of subscribers to the Romanian DTH platform Dolce rose by 50% in the year to March 31, 200, ending the first quarter at nearly 750,000. On the other hand, its operating company Romtelecom saw a fall in revenues of 8.1% in the same period, down from €219.2 million to €201.4 million.

The Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom lists its Greek counterpart as a 54.01% shareholder, and results published by the latter refer to the initial uptake of its new IPTV service Conn-x TV, launched in February, as “successful” without providing a subscriber figure.

OTE’s ADSL subscriber total nevertheless rose by 19.4% in the 12 months to March 31, 2009, ending the first quarter at 1,028,360.

The Greek telco’s revenues in Q1 2009 were meanwhile 5.4% down on those 12 months earlier.